Many people get stuck on how to actually make money online with blogging. They know how to set up a blog site and know that posting content is important, but lack the necessary tools to actually monetize their site.
They provide loads of helpful information to people looking for answers, but do not know how to get them to buy.
When does the money start rolling in?
This is a very important question because you want to start making money as quickly as possible. I think it would be great to set up a blog and get some form of compensation rolling in.
There are various ways to make money online, but for the sake of this article I'm going to discuss three of the ways you can make money online with a blog.
If your goal is to make money with blogging you can make a TON of money over time if you set it up properly.
These three methods can arguably be considered the most effective and fastest ways to earn money with your blog.
If you've been a part of internet marketing you should know what a squeeze page or lead capture page is. You can use this page to offer a report, book, videos, or content in order to get people to opt-in to your list.
Once they've entered their email information they become a part of your mailing list and you now have the ability to communicate with them instantly with a click of a button.
You are able to now improve your relationship with them by providing them with more valuable information and can hopefully sell them something when the time is right.
Squeeze pages are awesome as a marketing tool and a valuable to quick success.
But a blog with loads of content where visitors can come to read and interact without having to subscribe first is far more valuable.
You hopefully help to solve a problem first which builds your credibility and trust with the reader. This in turn helps you to get them to join your list much easier and probably increase your chance of getting them to buy from you in the future.
The goal should be to give, give, give before expecting anything in return. Make their visit pleasant and worth their time.
Provide an opt-in form in plain sight for them and your loyal fans will subscribe and be waiting to buy from you when you have something valuable to offer.
Content marketing is a great way to build a list, and building a list is one of the best ways to make money online.
Once you have a list and a relationship with your list making money should not be difficult. It's about building that foundation first. And once you have a list it's yours. You have complete control.
Ads / Affiliate Products
The second way to make money with content is displaying ads on your website. This is probably the quickest way to make money online.
You find someone else's product, put it in front of someone who needs it, and when they buy you get a commission off the sale if it's not your own product.
If you have a blog and you load it up with articles, tutorials, reviews, and videos on a particular topic you can link those to other trusted resources of people who actually have products to offer.
You've done the work for the reader by providing them with all the information they need to make an educated purchase and you reap the reward in the end.
Your content is what initially got them to your blog. And if set up correctly they will notice you have ads running for your particular niche.
They become interested in the ads because everything matches up. When they click the ad and make a purchase you get paid.
I think it's safe to say most of us have purchased something online before and did not even know how we got there. You may have been looking up information, found a blog site, and ended up at a checkout an hour later.
This is the power behind effective content marketing.
One mistake people make when setting up their blog is not having the ads running on their blog match up with the content provided. Make sure these two coincide.
People are there for a certain topic or product so if you're going to sell something make sure it's relevant to what they're looking for.
A third way to make money with content marketing is starting a joint venture partnership with someone in your niche space by leveraging your email list.
This is a free way to further build your list.